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The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 05 Dec 2016, 07:27:34

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/roja ... an-turkey/

The Rojava Project
A Road Unforeseen is an inspiring account of the autonomous Kurdish region in Syria, but it glosses over Rojava’s contradictions.
by Alex de Jong


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Still, A Road Unforeseen convincingly shows that in Rojava “people are trying to do something, and women are at the center.” This attempt, and the Syrian revolution that made it possible, deserves our attention and our solidarity.
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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Fri 16 Dec 2016, 11:40:10

December 5, 2016
Rojava: An Experiment in Radical Direct Democracy Within a War-Torn Country

Janet Biehl discusses the significance and the achievements of the political project in Northern Syria that's led by the Kurds
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?opt ... 17778#pop1
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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Tue 24 Jan 2017, 15:18:22

Syria: New talks amid shifting alliances


Rojava shift

ISIS is close to being defeated in Syria. In the wake of its defeat, the Rojava revolution has spread to become a revolutionary force in broader areas of northern Syria. Behind the SDF is the revolutionary system of “democratic self-administration” pioneered in Rojava.

On November 30, the Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria — the areas under “democratic self-administration” — declared their system “to be a democratic solution for the future of Syria and a system to guarantee an exit from the current crisis and to prevent social collapse.

“In addition, the administration experience we have achieved since the July 19 revolution that occurred with the participation of all peoples has posed an example for all of Syria.”

The Constituent Assembly changed the name of the federation from Democratic Federation of Northern Syria-Rojava, removing “Rojava”. This emphasised that their aim is a democratic Syria, not Kurdish separatism.

Stopping this democratic Syria is the aim that unites Erdoğan and Assad and this will define the next phase of the conflict.


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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Tue 24 Jan 2017, 17:54:29

Pissed off armed women. Might be just the thing to seed true democracy in the region. Reminds me off the stories of the effectiveness of female Russian snipers during WWII. Any hunters here understand the importance of patience. And women are well versed in patience given what the have to put up with...men. LOL.
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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 27 Mar 2017, 15:29:23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n18QBsbqAF8

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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Mon 27 Mar 2017, 16:23:52

As I've read more there are some parallels with the Texas revolution against the Mexican govt. The "Texicans" were not all Mexican citizens and thus had no rights. One big reason the Mexican govt established the territory was to provide a buffer between Mexico and the native American tribes. Since Mexico had little to no control over the region they gave up little by allowing the Texicans to earn land there. Kinda similar to the buffer the Kurds provide between the Syrians and Turks. Of course the Turks didn't care for the Kurds "stealing" some of its lands anymore then the native Americans cared for the Texicans stealing theirs.

Eventually the Mexican govt could no longer tolerate the independent attitude of the Texicans...just as the Turks feel about Kurdish "independence". So in both cases the situation might be resolved by killing those seeking autonomy. The Mexican govt came close but lost it all at San Jacinto...a few miles from where I type. I see the Texas monument (intentionally built a tad taller then the Washington Monument) every time I drive into Houston.

Interesting that the Kurds are trying to put out a bigger umbrella that includes non-Kurds. The original Texicans included many Mexican citizens fighting for the same independence from Mexico City. Lots of cities and streets in Texas commemorating those Mexicans.

Now we'll see if the Kurds have their own "Alamo" (or Goliad. Yes: the complete cry was "Remember the Alamo...remember Goliad!) where they are slaughtered by Turks and/or Syrians. And if they also have a similar victory at their "San Jacinto" final battle field. A Texas victorious battle that took all of 18 minutes to beat General Santa Anna's army and forcing him to surrender to the Texican army.

BTW though denied at the time the US govt did provide the Texicans with some support. Hmm, the US govt providing some support to the Kurds? There's a novel idea. LOL.
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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby Plantagenet » Mon 27 Mar 2017, 17:49:52

ROCKMAN wrote: Hmm, the US govt providing some support to the Kurds? There's a novel idea. LOL.


Shouldn't we finish up our work "helping" the Afghanis and the Iraqis and the Libyans establish their democracies before we take on another commitment to help the Kurds? 8O

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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Mon 27 Mar 2017, 21:17:59

"Shouldn't we finish up our work "helping" the Afghanis and the Iraqis and the Libyans..." No, all lost causes IMHO. We could use one strong ally in the region and the Kurds seem the most likely. Same reason we should have went into S Vietnam in the 60's. Except we should have helped drive the French out. LOL. But yes, seriously.
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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Sun 09 Apr 2017, 02:26:59

Thesis :

Birth of Rojava <=> Birth of Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPt53X7Vllw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol_FOXTwX88

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Re: The Rojava Project

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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby Squilliam » Sat 15 Apr 2017, 18:44:20

ROCKMAN wrote:Pissed off armed women. Might be just the thing to seed true democracy in the region. Reminds me off the stories of the effectiveness of female Russian snipers during WWII. Any hunters here understand the importance of patience. And women are well versed in patience given what the have to put up with...men. LOL.


Women are perfect for the military in many respects actually.

1. They can survive off far worse food (get more energy from food), and they need about half as many calories.
2. Their immune systems are stronger, so they can fight off infection better.
3. They can survive adverse environments better. Lack of water/heat slows them down far less than men.
4. Men tend to under-estimate them.
5. They aren't as lazy.

So if you're not asking them to hike hundreds of miles and are fighting a defensive war where you don't have to shift so much stuff around they are pretty perfect for holding a position with few supplies etc.
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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Sun 16 Apr 2017, 14:46:43

S - As someone once offered: have 3 all women battalions. Being housed together eventually their "monthly cycles" would sync. That way one would always be dealing with PMS: a truly frightening rapid response unit. LOL.
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Unread postby Squilliam » Sun 16 Apr 2017, 15:40:10

R - Have a sign up. "ISIS we are menstruating 1/4 weeks per month, you guess which one at your peril!" Hahah :-)
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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Fri 26 May 2017, 15:20:02

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-1qWbOORgo

RAQQA offensive : British women on the frontline against ISIS in syria
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on the frontline against ISIS ,British Kimmie Taylor explains in kurdish language, why she has joined KURDS In Raqqah operation ( English subtitle)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_LkuZEzvGE
SDF makes gains in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces have seized the town of Al-Hamra, five kilometres east of the city.
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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Sat 03 Jun 2017, 02:28:33

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04.04.2017
A Briton who was a leading developer of the online currency Bitcoin and projected as a future billionaire, has been under police investigation for going to Syria to fight against the self-styled Islamic State group. Subscribe for more: bit.ly/LtASif.
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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 02:00:22

https://peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/ta ... of-rojava/

Jinwar: The all-female commune being created by Kurdish women to rid themselves of war and patriarchy
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http://talkradio.co.uk/news/jinwar-all- ... XYTU1lS.99

The women of Kurdistan have already earned international acclaim by playing a frontline role in the fight against Isis in northern Syria, driving the militants off their land.

Now a number of Kurdish women are going a step further, creating their own all-female commune designed to wipe away the stain of war and patriarchal sin.
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The project is called the Jinwar Free Women's Village Rojava and it is situated near the city of Dirbesiye on the Turkish-Syrian border. It was first announced last year, with the explicit aim of providing a refuge for women, free from violence and conflict. The first mud shelters, built for maximum ecological value, were built earlier this year - naturally, the builders were women.

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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Sat 19 Aug 2017, 01:53:26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANOh36wBzS4

Syria: The Alternative to the Capitalist Patriarchy

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Re: The Rojava Project

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 09 Oct 2017, 01:54:37

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/syr ... adiction/#!

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A KURDISH RADICAL LEFT movement influenced by anarchism is, improbably, now receiving Pentagon support in the war for northern Syria. This movement, in fact, is now the United States’s closest partner among the indigenous forces fighting to take the Islamic State’s capital at Raqqa. This paradox is examined in a profusion of new books about the role of the Kurds in the world’s most confusing ongoing war.
Supporters of the Kurdish movement, which has established an autonomous zone in its region of Rojava, see it as a utopian experiment in direct democracy, and were inspired by its women fighters successfully resisting the ISIS invasion of its territory. The movement’s detractors, in contrast, call it an authoritarian one-party state in league with the Assad regime. There has been growing tension between the Rojava Kurds and the main Syrian opposition.....
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